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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev2016-10-02 02:04 am
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Help poke at the new RTE for the beta update page!

[github.com profile] wohali has been working on issue 664 to add a RTE to the new beta update page, and is ready for more eyeballs to poke at it and try to hit weird/unusual use cases or things that could be improved!

If you have a few, please poke at the new RTE on [github.com profile] wohali's dreamhack. To test it:

* Go to http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/ and create an account.
* Go to http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/beta to turn on the beta update page and http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/update to make a post with it.

The update page should default to RTE on the beta update page. To disable it, go to Settings and check "Completely disable the Rich Text Editor (use plain textarea only)". (Historically speaking, a lot of RTE glitches happened when switching from HTML mode to RTE mode, so it's probably worth testing that a bunch.) Accessibility help is available by pressing Alt+0 (zero) while the editor is focused.

If you run into a problem or want to give feedback, you can comment on this entry. If reporting a problem, please include a link to the entry you made so [github.com profile] wohali can see the markup!
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[personal profile] wohali 2016-10-02 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi everyone!

[staff profile] denise thank you so much for posting this, I really appreciate the call to action.

Redesigning the Rich Text Editor (RTE) took a lot of hemming and hawing over some delicate, confusing design decisions, ones that are heavily constrained by history and expected behaviour.

If you're interested in a deeper dive into the work completed, I've written about these choices at length in my journal. I welcome follow-ups here or there.